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#John Cooney

# john-cooney - Friday 13 November, 2020

'He has taken it in his stride' - Cooney bounces back to best form with Ulster

Meanwhile, props Eric O’Sullivan and Tom O’Toole continue to develop with the northern province.

# john-cooney - Monday 2 November, 2020

From The42 Cooney kicks Ulster to away win over Cardiff Pro14

Cooney kicks Ulster to away win over Cardiff

Mike Lowry claimed Ulster’s crucial try in Rodney Parade.

From The42 Coetzee absence makes Cooney and McCloskey returns timely for Ulster Talisman

Coetzee absence makes Cooney and McCloskey returns timely for Ulster

Dan McFarland’s men are away to Cardiff Blues in the Pro14 this evening.

# john-cooney - Sunday 1 November, 2020

From The42 Cooney and McCloskey return from Ireland camp for Ulster's clash with Cardiff On The Road

Cooney and McCloskey return from Ireland camp for Ulster's clash with Cardiff

Matty Rea will win his 50th cap for the province, while Billy Burns and Luke Marshall return from injury.

# john-cooney - Monday 26 October, 2020

From The42 Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame Ouch

Ireland rule out Ringrose for November, Cooney and Earls back in frame

Jamison Gibson-Park’s international debut was tempered with a tight hamstring.

# john-cooney - Thursday 8 October, 2020

'As soon as he's had a little dip, he's out of the squad completely, which is harsh'

John Cooney’s omission from the Ireland squad was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

From The42 Ulster scrum-half John Cooney set to miss out on Farrell's Ireland squad Nines

Ulster scrum-half John Cooney set to miss out on Farrell's Ireland squad

The 30-year-old came off the bench three times during the Six Nations earlier this year.

From The42 Conway, Cooney, Lowe and Ringrose nominated for Irish Rugby Player of the Year Recognition

Conway, Cooney, Lowe and Ringrose nominated for Irish Rugby Player of the Year

Linda Djougang, Edel McMahon and Cliodhna Moloney are nominated for the Women’s XVs Player of the Year award.

# john-cooney - Saturday 19 September, 2020

From The42 Henderson tips John Cooney to bounce back from Pro14 final omission Resilience

Henderson tips John Cooney to bounce back from Pro14 final omission

The Ulster scrumhalf will start tomorrow’s Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse after surprisingly being dropped last Saturday.

# john-cooney - Friday 18 September, 2020

From The42 Cooney recalled but Coetzee misses out as Ulster eye up semi-final spot John Cooney

Cooney recalled but Coetzee misses out as Ulster eye up semi-final spot

Dan McFarland has made four changes to the side that were defeated by Leinster in last week’s Pro14 final.

# john-cooney - Friday 11 September, 2020

From The42 'That's definitely the most difficult decision I have ever made' John Cooney

'That's definitely the most difficult decision I have ever made'

Ulster coach Dan McFarland made the bravest call of his coaching career today – opting to start Alby Mathewson over talisman John Cooney

# john-cooney - Thursday 10 September, 2020

From The42 Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team Selection

Three Leinster men and two Ulster players make Pro14 dream team

Scott Fardy, Will Connors, Max Deegan, John Cooney and Stuart McCloskey were named in the XV.

# john-cooney - Thursday 21 May, 2020

From The42 'Missing World Cup was heartbreaking and I didn’t agree with the reasons' John Cooney

'Missing World Cup was heartbreaking and I didn’t agree with the reasons'

John Cooney lifts the lid on his exclusion from Ireland’s World Cup squad and says he wasn’t given the chance he deserved.

# john-cooney - Thursday 27 February, 2020

From The42 5 players we would love to see get their chance for Ireland Ratings

5 players we would love to see get their chance for Ireland

There is a growing appetite for Andy Farrell to give opportunities to some of the less-experienced members of his Guinness Six Nations squad.

# john-cooney - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

From The42 Ulster confirm signing of former Munster scrum-half Alby Mathewson Experience

Ulster confirm signing of former Munster scrum-half Alby Mathewson

The 34-year-old New Zealander will join in July.

# john-cooney - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Out with the dreaded Monday review, Andy Farrell's are 'fun'

Ireland’s new training base in Abbottstown has allowed for tweaks too.

# john-cooney - Monday 3 February, 2020

Cooney and Murray side-by-side and content to keep challenging each other

The two scrum-halves were presented for media duty simultaneously today and it wasn’t awkward at all.

From The42 Cooney impresses in Ireland cameo but Murray 'will be happy enough' Battle

Cooney impresses in Ireland cameo but Murray 'will be happy enough'

Both Ireland scrum-halves contributed impressive moments against Scotland.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

From The42 'He’s brimming at the minute. We’re expecting good things from Conor' Spotlight

'He’s brimming at the minute. We’re expecting good things from Conor'

Andy Farrell has opted to keep John Cooney on the Ireland bench for the Scotland clash.

# john-cooney - Monday 27 January, 2020

From The42 Ringrose on long-list for European player of year prize In Form

Ringrose on long-list for European player of year prize

Garry Ringrose, Jordan Larmour, Tadhg Furlong, John Cooney and Marcell Coetzee all nominated for European player of the year prize.

# john-cooney - Friday 24 January, 2020

From The42 Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations Depth Chart

Who starts alongside Sexton? - Ireland's halfbacks for the Six Nations

Conor Murray is under pressure from John Cooney and Luke McGrath at scrum-half.

# john-cooney - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

From The42 'A lot of people have been asking questions about John Cooney today' Competition

'A lot of people have been asking questions about John Cooney today'

Andy Farrell continues to underline the importance of competition, but is tight-lipped over selection for next week’s Six Nations opener.

# john-cooney - Saturday 18 January, 2020

From The42 'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland Confidence

'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland

The Ulster scrum-half is brimming with energy and belief in a superb run of form with Ulster.

# john-cooney - Thursday 9 January, 2020

From The42 Munster satisfied with Murray's form as pressure comes on for Ireland spot Competition

Munster satisfied with Murray's form as pressure comes on for Ireland spot

Johann van Graan says the scrum-half has been ‘really good’ in the red jersey recently.

# john-cooney - Monday 6 January, 2020

From The42 Cooney not the only Ulster player pushing for Six Nations shot under Farrell Contention

Cooney not the only Ulster player pushing for Six Nations shot under Farrell

The likes of Will Addison, Stuart McCloskey and Rob Herring are also putting their hands up.

# john-cooney - Friday 3 January, 2020

From The42 Ulster and Munster meet again after paths diverged for Europe Inter-pro

Ulster and Munster meet again after paths diverged for Europe

The performance of the scrum-halves will undoubtedly draw the eye during tonight’s inter-pro.

# john-cooney - Saturday 14 December, 2019

From The42 'It's one week after another' - Cooney continues to shine for McFarland's Ulster In Form

'It's one week after another' - Cooney continues to shine for McFarland's Ulster

The scrum-half’s superb form rolled on last night in London.

# john-cooney - Thursday 12 December, 2019

From The42 'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal' The42 Rugby Weekly This post contains videos

'The amount of scanning he does before he gets to the breakdown is phenomenal'

Ulster’s John Cooney has been a class apart this season.

# john-cooney - Friday 6 December, 2019

From The42 In-house criticism and The Obstacle guiding John Cooney to peak form Cloud 9

In-house criticism and The Obstacle guiding John Cooney to peak form

The Ulster scrum-half has been among the stand-out performers in the opening rounds of Europe.

# john-cooney - Friday 22 November, 2019

From The42 Cooney's match-winner years in the making Playmaker This post contains videos

Cooney's match-winner years in the making

Head coach Dan McFarland admits he was not initially confident his 9 had made the right call to go it alone.

# john-cooney - Friday 1 November, 2019

From The42 50 not out as Ulster's Cooney focuses on positives following World Cup cut disappointment Half Century

50 not out as Ulster's Cooney focuses on positives following World Cup cut disappointment

The 29-year-old will earn his 50th cap from the bench at Kingspan Stadium tonight.

# john-cooney - Friday 3 May, 2019

From The42 'We just had a bet on for the regular season. He just won it... Fair play to him' Best Mates

'We just had a bet on for the regular season. He just won it... Fair play to him'

John Cooney and Jack Carty, close friends off the pitch, face each other in the Pro14 quarter-finals tomorrow.

# john-cooney - Friday 22 February, 2019

From The42 Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark Mindset

Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark

The scrum-half had a nightmare journey to meet with Ulster before his switch from Connacht.

# john-cooney - Monday 4 February, 2019

From The42 'I was pretty emotional on the bus coming to the game, it meant a lot to my family' Proud Moment

'I was pretty emotional on the bus coming to the game, it meant a lot to my family'

It was a night to forget for Ireland, but one John Cooney and his family will always remember.

# john-cooney - Monday 14 January, 2019

From The42 Connacht's Blade an option for Schmidt as scrum-half injuries mount Nines

Connacht's Blade an option for Schmidt as scrum-half injuries mount

Could the 24-year-old be in line for a first international call-up this week?

Concern for Ulster as half-back pair doubts for Leicester trip

The loss of John Cooney and Billy Burns would be a blow for the northern province.

# john-cooney - Thursday 10 January, 2019

From The42 McFarland taking leaf from Schmidt's attention to detail to raise Ulster standards Stickler

McFarland taking leaf from Schmidt's attention to detail to raise Ulster standards

Scrum-half John Cooney says Ulster are feeling the benefit of a trickle down effect after Ireland’s success.

# john-cooney - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Cooney's penalty gives Ulster much-needed win against Cardiff

Ulster join the Scarlets in second place in Conference B (for now, at least).

# john-cooney - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

From The42 Growth of scrum-half depth in Murray's absence a major positive for Ireland Depth Chart

Growth of scrum-half depth in Murray's absence a major positive for Ireland

Kieran Marmion got two big starts this month, while Luke McGrath and John Cooney have had exposure too.

# john-cooney - Friday 19 October, 2018

From The42 Cooney misses out as McFarland rings trio of changes for Racing clash Away Days

Cooney misses out as McFarland rings trio of changes for Racing clash

Marty Moore makes the tomorrow’s starting line-up.

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